I Hate It When Someone Doesnt Text Back

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    I met (not in person) a guy from a dating site

    and we texted for a while. He wasn't the type to reply quickly or whatever, which I didn't mind. I guess I sort of did the same. On New Year's Eve he was texting me on how I was and I asked if he was celebrating the new year and he hasn't replied. He's the one who wanted to meet...
    deleted deleted
    12 Responses Feb 8, 2016

    Like I get it if you don't want to talk to me,

    but dont leave my messages unanswered for days. Tell me whats up and trust me you wont find me in your messages again. The thing that gets to me the most is when you know they are online like are you serious?!?
    easilyxgrimess easilyxgrimess
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Jan 16, 2016
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jul 28, 2015

    I hate this more than anything!

    ! I always text back as soon as I can regardless of who I am texting. if you're busy just tell me don't ignore me.
    soxs45 soxs45
    22-25, M
    1 Response Feb 8, 2016

    You could respond after 15 hours,

    1 day or 2 days but I'll still respond after a minute... Lol. I hate myself... πŸ˜’
    TheQuietExtrovert TheQuietExtrovert
    18-21, F
    11 Responses Jan 25, 2015

    I met a few people on EP.

    We txt or email, but after awhile they just stop. Then I have to see post on here about how they don't have anyone to talk to. But when I txt you, you never txt back. Unless I'm just that boring, who knows? There is nothing boring about me asking you, if you're okay or how...
    ClickCloser ClickCloser
    36-40, F
    9 Responses Jun 16, 2015

    it makes me feel like they

    where killed. scary
    HappyUnicorns239 HappyUnicorns239
    13-15, F
    3 Responses Mar 19, 2016

    If you don't want to talk to me,

    then just tell me. At least then I can delete your number.
    deleted deleted
    6 Responses Sep 24, 2015

    let's be real I waste my time to reach out to

    you and you don't reach back idgaf if I just said HI you've gotta say hi back that's how communication works babe come on people keep up...gawd
    stella2b3 stella2b3
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jul 26, 2015

    It often worries me,

    and makes my anxiety skyrocket. Even though the chances are that the person is just busy. πŸ™ƒ
    kellmh kellmh
    16-17, F
    1 Response Feb 15, 2016

    I hate this especially

    when I'm making an effort be kind and patient with them. It makes me think I need to find new friends.
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Feb 16, 2016
    Profweird Profweird
    22-25, M
    Mar 7, 2016

    Not only do I hate when someone doesn't text

    back, but when you make an effort to keep the conversation going or start a conversation and they continuously answer with one word.
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Mar 8, 2016

    Uhh mines the worst. I avoid messages all the

    time from people im not interested in, but with this one guy, kinda a fwb. I screwed up soo bad. Im just a stubborn person and always want an answer. I texted him al9t and didn't even text back, i feel so pathetic and just ugh.
    Ideallove Ideallove
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 19, 2016
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    7 Responses Apr 24, 2015

    well...i hate it when someone force me to text

    them back especially i explain why i can't text them back soon why people just can't chill!??
    genjiipiexx genjiipiexx
    31-35, F
    1 Response Feb 25, 2016
    CatalinaPetrova CatalinaPetrova
    18-21, F
    12 Responses Jun 28, 2015

    why the heck ask for my number

    and be too busy to text me!
    deleted deleted
    10 Responses Sep 12, 2015

    Talked to someone who gave nothing

    but short responds. She was boring oh well.
    ElSabre101 ElSabre101
    26-30, M
    1 Response Feb 8, 2016

    I haven't talked to this girl in about three

    or four days. she gave me her number and she doesn't text me back anymore? how many more of these people are going to do that to me?
    Funkystronglover Funkystronglover
    22-25, M
    6 Responses Mar 22, 2016
    deleted deleted
    Mar 7, 2016

    Sending a text/message then getting ignored is

    the worst thing ever. It's like you annoy them and that they don't want to speak to you. It happens to me all the time..πŸ˜’
    TMcr TMcr
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Jan 6, 2015

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    Mar 30, 2016
    dkerr047 dkerr047
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Feb 21, 2016

    ....or call back. And then ur

    so pissed and u can't say anything or send them more texts/calls cause then ur "irrational" and "needy" .... Just call when u say u will and text bAck as a courtesy!!!
    Merrmaid Merrmaid
    36-40, F
    18 Responses Jul 27, 2015

    I hate one worded answers

    and slow replies. But not texting back at all? That makes me crazy! At least lie and say your phone is dying or you'll talk to me later or something!
    ShesSimplyKenny ShesSimplyKenny
    22-25, F
    7 Responses May 21, 2015
    TheeLinda TheeLinda
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 6, 2015

    I understand people don't live their lives

    surgically attached to their phones or computers, but it just seems like good manners to me to just reply to someone and say you are busy instead of just not replying. I always seem to be on the receiving end of the lack of reply. I'm probably over sensitive but it makes me...
    Saintlysinner Saintlysinner
    31-35, F
    10 Responses Aug 22, 2015

    When they read your text

    but don't respond...I have to lie down and count to ten
    therealdavidlopez therealdavidlopez
    18-21, M
    6 Responses May 31, 2015

    It's so irritating to know

    that someone read your text but don't reply back
    Jamila826 Jamila826
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jan 7, 2016

    Being ignored by someone(boyfriend,

    girlfriend,family,friends)it annoys everybody it's just one of them things that really gets you worked up When it comes to someone not replying for hours and then they send a text nothing related to what you asked or told them but it's just all about them it really upsets me and...
    bluewolfspirit bluewolfspirit
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Mar 1, 2016
    ModifiedMamaofTwo ModifiedMamaofTwo
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Aug 28, 2015

    Yeah it's really annoying

    but I usually put it down to they either got bored or don't want to talk to u lol
    teddyboylovesboobs1 teddyboylovesboobs1
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Apr 7, 2016

    My "friend" "wanted" to meet at Xmas

    when I flew home to visit. I had a surprise gift for him but he flaked on me when I was in town. I forgave and we kept texting when I returned to my city. When I asked "what's ur address?" All communication stopped. It's been a couple months now. Thanks for the garden state...
    ogkev ogkev
    31-35, M
    1 Response Feb 12, 2016

    or they only text you

    when they're bored or lonely.
    depthIess depthIess
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Nov 23, 2015

    what I hate the most is

    when they're the one who texted me first then when I replied, they will just read it and no reply at all. rude much!!
    Gwapalex08 Gwapalex08
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Mar 6, 2015

    One word different meaning.

    ..!!! 1. Park ur car in garage! 2. Mangoes are awesome! 3. How ever strong is ice, it has to melt! 4. Hole will loosen! 5. Piston and ring! Genius can answer these...!
    darkblindnes darkblindnes
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Mar 18, 2016

    I want someone who is reliable,

    trustworthy, and can be depended on. Not someone who cant even text back?! WHOS WITH ME
    PursiutofHappyness PursiutofHappyness
    18-21, F
    8 Responses Feb 2, 2016

    It makes me feel like they don't want to talk

    to me even though they're probably just busy, especially if I don't hear from them for a few days.
    Allison7593 Allison7593
    41-45, F
    10 Responses Mar 25, 2016

    I hate it when someone doesn't text back

    but I take forever to reply myself :/
    cocopops97 cocopops97
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 16, 2016

    So many people introduce themselves to me

    and then I introduces myself and then they are like either kidnapped or murdered before pressing 'send' or any other character button.
    Maaren Maaren
    18-21, M
    Feb 14, 2016

    *deletes contact* *deletes entire

    conversation* It was cool while it lasted, I guess. *shrugs* Over it though!
    glassbonespaperskin glassbonespaperskin
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Feb 8, 2016

    I hate people who start a text msg with me then

    when I respond to be curteous... they decide not to respond back and you're left wondering what the heck?!!! Am I supposed to wait or ignore the next msg???? Whatever happened to proper phone etiquette? I swear!
    deleted deleted
    11 Responses Oct 25, 2015

    It's awkward when you have to send a lot of

    messages to get a reply. Like did you die or something?
    kmgan kmgan
    22-25, F
    12 Responses Mar 7, 2015

    i hardly give my number away

    but then too busy to say hello really, really?
    deleted deleted
    7 Responses Feb 18, 2016

    If the person doesn't want to talk I'm not

    gonna beg them or force them to talk to me.
    JazminTheFlower13 JazminTheFlower13
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 7, 2016

    I hate it when someone's online

    and we text and suddenly the other one stops talking :| and i hate to write messages two times to tell them that im still here...
    EnmaNorway EnmaNorway
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Feb 24, 2016

    Seriously?! You haven't had 15 seconds to text

    back "sorry, I'm busy" in this 8 hour time frame! FU!
    Prettybutterfly88 Prettybutterfly88
    26-30, F
    9 Responses Aug 27, 2015

    This is one of my biggest pet peeves.

    Either I text them again or when they text me finally, I wait twice the amount of time it took them.
    YouKnowWho15 YouKnowWho15
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jul 27, 2015

    Like if I ask you something,

    can't you just reply?
    honeydoodoo honeydoodoo
    31-35, F
    9 Responses Jun 17, 2015

    Ok, i have this fwb,

    and he asked if i had any girls friends, i told him not really, they live far away. I asked him why he asked me that. and he didn't want to tell me said forget about it. So i kept bugging him sending him 5 messages in a row, stupid of me. He got pissed and told me to chill tf...
    Ideallove Ideallove
    22-25, F
    13 Responses Mar 19, 2016

    Seriously. What is happening to me right now

    and I can't stand it !!!πŸ‘ΏπŸ‘ΏπŸ‘ΏπŸ‘ΏπŸ‘ΏπŸ‘Ώ
    deleted deleted
    10 Responses Aug 13, 2015

    i quite quickly realise the relation to / from

    that person . n thats how il hav to live h deal with it / them . they get labeled under "duznt matter as much as was first important" . n prolly keep moving further down the list . thing is tho . i dont truly hav many on the "replies bak n keeps in touch healthily" with me...
    cdwishimatgurlCalandraBelle cdwishimatgurlCalandraBelle
    36-40, T
    Feb 21, 2016

    I have this one friend

    that sometimes takes a few days to text me back. There have been a couple of times where she said that she was too busy so she couldn't text me back. I understand being busy because I'm busy too with a job and studying for this exam. What I don't understand is how she's too busy...
    hiitsme15 hiitsme15
    22-25, F
    12 Responses Jul 4, 2015
    Seklar Seklar
    41-45, M
    3 Responses Mar 2, 2016

    Oh that's sooo annoying

    when people text you first, you reply to the text but then they just stop texting you like they found someone better to text.... just don't text me at all sweety
    ColeSweety ColeSweety
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Dec 13, 2015

    OMG my biggest pet peeve is texting someone

    and them not texting you back and you know they have looked at it. or the fact that when you are with them they always have their phone in their hand. that crap does not change when I'm not with them. grow a pair of balls and say I don't want to talk right now
    carebear82 carebear82
    31-35, F
    10 Responses Oct 18, 2015
    seraphim06 seraphim06
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 13, 2016

    Yes this happens to me all time The above

    picture describes it well !
    Whatisthereinname Whatisthereinname
    26-30, M
    Feb 21, 2016

    That feeling when you delete

    that text and try to forget you ever sent it
    Slim79 Slim79
    36-40, M
    6 Responses Oct 24, 2015
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